I agree with Iowa and Mich St as a possible contender, but Maryland has quality talent and bench with a mediocre coach. Terps will get bounced their second game. I am waiting to see if the Bucks can follow through with their remaining schedule. They have an opportunity to make a statement and bounce the Badgers from consideration. We shall see.
I agree with you 100%. The problem with the Terps can Turgeon deliver the coaching to bring it altogether. I am not as optimistic about that.
Ohio State has never lost on the road under Urban Meyer. I find Ohio State a better road team than home. They seem to play with an attitude on the road. Home field advantage has never been a benefit of late for the Buckeyes.
Through the several years that I have been following Buckeye football (48 years), they have never won a National Championship when the expectation was there. It has always happened unexpectedly. Usually, being ranked preseason #1 is the kiss of death. Seldom has the preseason favorite ever won. Despite our disappointment with the Michigan St loss, the season was another great season. I am still holding out for a miracle on Saturday from football Jesus
BEAT BITCHIGAN and all else will take care of itself. Control what you can. Remember 2007 season.
Due to the inept coaching of the offense, this team was a pretender all season long. We all thought it was Cardale Jones, but the play calling of Warriner and Beck has been suspect all year. Warriner should go back to offensive line and Beck should be shown the door with Meyers foot planted in his ass pushing him out the door with a get the f**k out. If and when recruits begin to decommit, this will be a reality.
It upsets me that these young men with offensive talent were cheated out of a great season because of their horrid offensive coaching and play calling. As many have said Beck needs to be given the boot and Warriner goes back to offensive line. If I was a young offensive recruit visiting, I would be looking elsewhere for a coaching staff that can make me elite. These clowns cannot. They should wear red squeaky noses for the Michigan game.
The offense is struggling without a true identity. The team lacks the receivers to stretch the field. With no deep threat, I believe JT should be the starter. With JT starting, the best of Braxton can be utilized as well as Zeke in the spread offense running the read option. I love Cardale, but the Bucks have no long ball game which Cardale is better suited for.
The missing ingredient is Tom Hermann. I want to be patient, but the offensive woes are rather disturbing. How about the new quarterback coach Tom Beck? Seems like getting 2 veteran quarterbacks returning would yield better play. It all starts with coaching.. OC responsibilities for Warinner may be taking away from his offensive line duties. Only time will tell, but I am sure Urban has had this on his mind.
An offensive line coach there is none better. As an offensive coordinator there will be growing pains for the first 4 or 5 games. As of now the biggest loss so far from last year has been Herman. The schedule sets up well for this team to get its offensive legs. They should be hitting their stride come November.
Excellent article and many key points. I truly believe Coach Meyer will start JT due to the rationale above, but I think Cardale expertise comes into play when Tech stacks the box to shutdown Elliot. I believe Tech will get a dose of both but depending on the situation and momentum, Cardale will get more reps tonite. JT will be the season starter, but Cardale will be the man tonite.
You are absolutely correct. Christian Hackenburg is college footballs Ron Powlus. Never lived up to the hype out of HS.
As much as I want the Bucks to steamroll Tech, it will not happen. This game will be decided by 10 points or less. Too many offensive players missing for the Bucks against a Tech defense that is always ready to play.
I did not know Narduzzi had a patent on his defense with the US Govt. You still have to line up and play the game. I guess he forgot about that last year. LMFAO at such a statement.
I remember the game very well as a young man. The Buckeyes could do nothing on offense against Michigan Gordon Bell from Troy, Oh outplayed Archie in that game. The play was referred as the 7:11 play due to time on the clock when the Buckeyes started to come back. It is tough to beat a good team like UCLA twice. The Bucks destroyed the Bruins in the first match 41-20 and the game was never close.
Similar to the 1969 team. The team had crushed just about every opponent in that season and was being heralded as the best college football team in the history of college football. 1969 was the centennial for college football, but you can guess who spoiled that season. Bo Schembechler in his first year beat Woody 24-12 to spoil a perfect season. The real downside back then was no bowl game due to the rules back in the day. Let's make it different this time. These guys seem to always carry a chip on their shoulder after 2 undefeated years with no credit.
I want to see Braxton under center with a veteran seasoned team. His 3 years were spent educating Urban's youngsters. They are no longer rookies. They are young men with tremendous talent. Let's bring it home again.
What coach is going to guarantee Miller will start, if he would transfer. He will not be able to go full speed until this summer. He is a true Buckeye. He carried this team when all of Urban's recruits were maturing. How will he fair on a team that is seasoned. He deserves the chance.
It means good coaching and team play. Of course some great underclassmen.
What I love about the Badger's win is the B1G best beat the SEC best. Bucks's beat Alabama in the semis and the Badger's beat Kentucky in the semis. It doesn't get any better than that. GO BUCKS! B1G ROCKS!
No pressure in this years tourney. This team has nothing but upside potential. They have nothing to lose. Go Bucks and leave all out on the floor.
I think there are 2 keys for the Bucks to have a competitive showing. Does Marc Loving show up and is Anthony Lee healthy for the tournament. These 2 guys play to potential it changes the inside/outside game plan for an opponent.
RedShirt for him. Have a successful rehab and come back strong for the 2016 season. Best of Luck.
When the AD suspends a player it is likely to involve an NCAA issue. I cannot say for sure, but they had to investigate to ensure there is no problem. Just a thought.